Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936

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The Olympics are about more than sports—at times, the games are also a place of racism and prejudice! Pupils investigate the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany. They analyze the meaning behind the materials included in the United States Holocaust Museum exhibit as well as the Holocaust Reading Passages. Using the knowledge they have gained, they create a debate and written response to the events in Berlin in 1936. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Adapt the lesson by creating your own classroom exhibit for the 1936 Olympic Games 
  • Incorporate a video on the 1936 Olympic Games as a preview/review for lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson is a part of an actual traveling exhibit from the United States Holocaust Museum

  • Homework assignments are adapted to both middle and high school students
  • Resource includes printable worksheets and materials for use in the exhibit

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